Pelosi Wants Send You to Prison for Showing Off Your Gun to a Neighbor

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Pelosi Wants Send You to Prison for Showing Off Your Gun to a Neighbor

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Nancy Pelosi and her anti-gun team are either profoundly stupid or genuinely evil.

Although either answer is arguably correct, the latter most likely explains H.R. 8 — a bill that is scheduled for a hearing this week in the House Judiciary Committee.

With H.R. 8, Pelosi and her gun-hating cronies have crafted a “Universal Background Check” bill with dozens of trap doors that could, if enforced to the letter, put millions of gun owners in prison.

Specifically, the bill outlaws the “transfer” of a firearm without a Brady Check. While this includes private sales, it by no means is limited to that.

The term “transfer” is nowhere defined, but it’s clear from the bill that handing your gun to a neighbor for as little as one second is a “transfer” unless you’re covered by one of the bill’s so-called exceptions.

So if you show off your new gun to your neighbor in your living room, and hand it to him to look at, you’re a criminal, and can go to prison for up to a year under federal level.

But as onerous as this provision is, the worst part consists of the Universal Gun Registry the bill would create.

Under H.R. 8, since every gun transfer will go through a dealer, every gun owner will have a 4473.

We know that the ATF, in connection with annual inspections conducted under federal law, is increasingly copying these forms to its database in a centrally accessible format. See examples here.

So here’s the problem: if everyone has a 4473, everyone is potentially in the database.

Even the Obama Administration recognized this in 2013, when a leaked memo from the Justice Department revealed its assessment of Universal Background Checks:

Effectiveness depends on the ability to reduce straw purchasing, requiring gun registration …. (Emphasis added.)

Regardless, gun grabbers today are trying to put a new spin on Universal Registration Checks. They claim that section 5(1) in the bill prohibits registration.

The problem is that the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 CURRENTLY prohibits a national gun registry. And yet, the ATF is not interpreting that prohibition from preventing it from doing what it’s already doing.

So if the current prohibition isn’t effective, why would anyone suppose that putting it in the law a second time would make any difference?

Are we putting the ATF on double super-secret probation?

As I mentioned above, the House is now pushing this bill to the forefront.

So please send your Representative a pre-written letter OPPOSING H.R. 8.

If you call your Representative — and want additional talking points — you can go here to see GOA’s Fact Sheet on H.R. 8.

Thank you.

In Liberty,

Erich Pratt
Executive Director
Follow me on Twitter: @erichmpratt


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  • 43 thoughts on “Pelosi Wants Send You to Prison for Showing Off Your Gun to a Neighbor

    1. As usual, a brain-dead woman whom is trying to “rule” our country, is just assuming that her “office” in the House gives her more “power” to ursurp the POTUS. Perhaps her Doctors ignore the infated ego, the incredible alcholisim, but it’s painfully obvious to me. I gave 4 years to MY COUNTRY during the Vietnam War years, rated as 4F by the Army. Our USAF took me, schooled me in radio. I’ve held an Honorable Discharge for 50 years, and sadly noted that Pelosi has NO brags about OUR country. To her & the anti-gun followers, “Take my guns out of my cold, dead hands, you TRAITORS!!”. ‘NUFF SAID!!!

    2. They will try and take the guns yes but they will fail cuz they would have to send the armed forces on the civilians witch is an act of war witch grants us the right to preserve our right to live

    3. Universal Background checks. Data Base for Gun Confiscation.
      Yes they will do it, Whil they hide behind their Walls. With armed guards.

    4. It would seem that our choices of States to live in could soon depend on our beliefs of what means we will have to defend those Freedoms. I’m still amazed at the number of citizens who do Not believe that our Government would declare war on it’s own citizens! I have read several statements by people that have moved, changed their State, due to the infringement by local governments. Could we see a larger migration of people according to their views on Liberty and Freedom? Let the Great Shuffle Begin !!

    5. I called n asked that my renewal be sent out about three weeks ago n I still haven’t received it. Please send it! I wish to be current again!! Thanks. GOA IS THE ONLY ORG. I TRUST TO REPRESENT ME!!

    6. @ John: I moved to Mo, where do I find out more on SB42 & HB40 and which Idiots proposed them so I can contact them????

    7. Obviously, the likes of Pelosi et al. is trying to tell us something. No walls, so terrorist could freely come in and slaughter Americans. Disarm Americans, so we can die anytime they wish. And yet nobody amongst us dare say that they are guilty of Treason.

    8. My friend, Barry Schmidt, DDS, expresses clearly what I felt last year, when, at age 81, I sold my CA home, divested my CA investments and moved to rural TX. My TX CHL is being processed now that I have completed the 6 months residency requirement and taken the required coursework. Gas this a.m. was $1.89, over a dollar cheaper than CA. Texas has no state income tax and home prices are about 1/2 of CA prices. It took me a while to let go of CA, but in the end I had no choice and am glad I left that socialist enclave..

      California is a likeness of the USA should Trump not repeat as POTUS.and be able to lock the Supreme Court in to Constitutional originalists. I hope to live long enough to see this happen.

      1. 11 Feb. 2019 Robert Briggs USN Retired
        I AM ALL FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP, but not for his pick of William Barr due to his Ruby Ridge Involvement.

        Ruby Ridge incident
        United States history
        Written By:
        • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
        See Article History
        Ruby Ridge incident, incident in August 1992 in which Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents and U.S. marshals engaged in an 11-day standoff with self-proclaimed white separatist Randy Weaver, his family, and a friend named Kevin Harris in an isolated cabin on Ruby Ridge in Boundary county, Idaho. Weaver’s wife, Vicki, his 14-year-old son, Sammy, and U.S. Marshal William Degan were killed during the siege.
        Randy Weaver, a former U.S. Army engineer, moved with his family in 1983 to a cabin he built on Ruby Ridge, about 40 miles (65 km) from the Canadian border. Harris often stayed with the family in the cabin for extended periods of time.
        Weaver’s troubles with the U.S. federal government began when he attended several meetings of the Aryan Nations, a white supremacist group, at its compound in Hayden Lake, Idaho, in the late 1980s. Weaver was not a member of the Aryan Nations, but he shared the group’s white supremacist and antigovernment views. At one of the meetings, Weaver befriended an informant of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), who purchased two illegal sawed-off shotguns from Weaver in October 1989.
        When Weaver refused to become an informant for the ATF, federal agents pursued a weapons charge against him. He was arrested and released with a trial set for February 19, 1991. The trial was then moved to February 20, but a probation officer sent a letter to Weaver, incorrectly stating that the new trial date was March 20. When Weaver failed to appear for trial, the court issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Weaver was subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury for failing to appear at trial, and the U.S. Marshal Service was tasked with arresting him. Marshals assessed that Weaver and his family were likely to resist violently if confronted directly, so plans for a stealth operation were drawn up.
        On August 21, 1992, the situation turned violent after Weaver’s dog discovered a surveillance team of six heavily armed U.S. marshals inside the Ruby Ridge property. One of them shot and killed the dog, which led to an exchange of fire with Sammy Weaver, who was shot in the back and killed. Harris also opened fire, killing Degan.
        After the shootings, the federal marshals requested assistance from the FBI, which dispatched its Hostage Rescue Team to Ruby Ridge. On August 22, Lon Horiuchi, an FBI sniper hiding about 200 yards (183 metres) from the cabin at Ruby Ridge, opened fire when he believed Weaver and Harris were preparing to shoot at an FBI helicopter. The first shot hit Randy Weaver in the arm. Horiuchi fired a second shot, meant for Harris, as the men ran back into the cabin. The bullet struck Vicki Weaver in the face while she held her infant daughter behind the front door of the cabin and also injured Harris. Vicki Weaver died soon after, but her body remained in the cabin for 11 days.
        Weaver and Harris finally surrendered to the federal officers about a week later. They were charged with a host of crimes, including murder, conspiracy, and assault. An Idaho jury acquitted Harris of all charges. Weaver was convicted of failing to appear for the original firearms charge.
        An inquiry by the Justice Department criticized the FBI for failing to gather sufficient intelligence and for not ordering the residents of the cabin to surrender before engaging them in a firefight. It also concluded that Horiuchi’s second shot was unconstitutional because Harris and Weaver were running for cover and could not be considered imminent threats. The inquiry further alleged that Horiuchi unnecessarily endangered others by firing at the door of the cabin. Nevertheless, the U.S. attorney general decided that criminal charges against Horiuchi were unwarranted. Prosecutors in Boundary county, Idaho, however, charged Horiuchi with involuntary manslaughter. The case was removed to a federal district court, which dismissed charges against Horiuchi, on the grounds that he was immune from prosecution because he was acting in his official capacity. An appeals court affirmed the district court’s ruling, but a second “en banc” (fuller complement of judges) panel reversed that decision and required that Horiuchi stand trial. Before a third, larger en banc panel could be convened to consider that decision, the state of Idaho announced that it was dropping charges, and all three earlier rulings were vacated.
        In 1995 the federal government settled a lawsuit brought by Randy Weaver and his three surviving daughters.

    9. ” Nancy Pelosi and her anti-gun team are either profoundly stupid or genuinely evil.” I have news for you Nancy. Try to confiscate muy target rifles, and you will have to pry them from my cold, dead hands. I am so fed up with your horse sh*t and am so old and feeble, that I don’t really care any longer what your anti-gun views are. As far as I am concerned, you can go to hell, and take Schumer with you!

      I will goddam well show anything to my neighbor that I wish, and try to stop me!

      1. See what happens to those who partake in ADRENOCHROME ? Their brains become addled, and if they are in positions of authority, the power goes to their heads and they start writing all sorts of silly laws. They just can’t get enough of telling other people what to do. Remember that blooming idiot Bloomberg, the Bolshevik Capo from NY ? A couple years ago he made a real fool out of himself by proposing legislation limiting the size of a soda that you could buy. Now he is p*ssing away his billions by financing gun control groups all around the country. Now everyone knows that he is a traitor besides being a blooming idiot. He should really lay off the ADRENOCHROME !!!!! And how did he find out about ADRENOCHROME, you might ask ? His tribe found out about it thousands of years ago during the so called Babylonian Captivity, and some of them have been practicing it all along, in conjunction with their Baal Worship. That Baal Worship was the main reason for the breaking of the Covenant.

    10. The problem is, in places like kalifornistan, most gunowners are such cucked pussies that they promote registration by being afraid to do face to face transfers and insisting on transfering at gun stores.

      It’s getting to the point where your “fellow” gunowners are treating you like a criminal if you suggest a constitutional cash exchange transaction. Even for guns that are 30, 40, 50 years old and have never been papered………even buyers in commie states (are largely PUSSIES) want to insist on a dealer transfer. (Thereby bringing a never papered gun forward into the modern computer registration system). Sooooooo I don’t look for these heros to oppose registration much.

      Even for ammo, you find gun people fearful to buy more than the (kalifornia) regulated 500 rounds or to do a private transaction in a parking lot…..Sheeesh…in a state where you can buy pot anywhere……….people afraid of exercising A RIGHT……..I don’t see many allies but lots of enemies and among the “allies” it’s mostly talk. I see wusses everywhere I look

    11. This article alludes “So if you show off your new gun to your neighbor in your living room, and hand it to him to look at, you’re a criminal, and can go to prison for up to a year under federal level.” HR 8, as the article correctly suggests has exceptions. One exception is as follows: “Sec 3, (2)(F), a temporary transfer if the transferor has no reason to believe that the transferee will use or intends to use the firearm in a crime or is prohibited from possession firearms under State or Federal law, and the transfer takes place and the transferee’s possession of the firearm is exclusively…..(iii) while in the presence of the transferor. It would seem then if one shows/hands his new firearm to a neighbor in ones living room, you’re not a criminal and will not go to prison.

        1. You’re welcome sir. Law abiding firearm owners no doubt, and rightfully so, have genuine concerns relative to public servants (elected and unelected) overstepping their respective constituency representation. Bills filed in State Houses, or the federal congress gives rise for such concerns, and as we recently seen, unelected Executive public servants changing definitions of weapons at their whim, previously defined by the Legislature, i.e., Bumpstocks. A quick look at some egregious bills a being introduced, (i.e. no more than five round magazines, or maximum purchase of 20 rounds of ammo within a 120 day period, or red flag laws such as recently introduced in Missouri (SB42 & HB40)). These same public servants who swore an oath to uphold and defend our beloved Constitution and Bill of Rights appear to have no clue the intent behind same, the Second Amendment prevailing in their ignorance. For example, the anti gun agendas major talking point is law abiding citizens should not, not only own or possess military style weapons, they should not own or possess any weapon which merely appears to look like a military style weapon, notwithstanding the military does use such a weapon, (thus their hatred for the AR15 even though the military does not use the AR15, but correctly uses the M16 or M4). Here is their fallacy; when the 2nd Amendment was drafted, indeed weapons of war was precisely what the Framers intended to protect the citizenry to have and hold (keep and bear)(after all they just won a war for Our Independence). AND it worked…..hence why the Japanese did not come to the mainland; remember the quote from General Yamamoto “to invade the United States would prove most difficult because behind every blade of grass is an American with a rifle.” (Indeed a weapon of war). We The People are the last defenders of America, not our military!

    12. A link to this article purports to convey that ATF auditors are illegally seizing an FFL dealers transfer book information or 4473 themselves by digitally recording same during audits. The article sites as its authority in claiming these instances as illegal is 18 USC 923 (g)(1)(D). 923 does discuss perimeters which auditors may proceed upon and barred from proceeding under certain factual circumstances. The article appears misleading in that, the legal citation of the criminal code herein pertains to “licensed collector”, which is defined as “The term “collector” means any person who acquires, holds, or disposes of firearms as curios or relics, as the Attorney General shall by regulation define, and the term “licensed collector” means any such person licensed under the provisions of this chapter”. There is a considerable distinction between collectors and dealers. As a dealer, I have had numerous audits, all by auditors who have conducted themselves professionally, each having subject matter knowledge, and have assisted me in my efforts of licensing compliance, holding both class 1 and class 3. Point being, just because an article says something and sites authority in support, one should not take it verbatim….look it up yourself.

      1. I was an FFL dealer and my auditor was an out of control pyscopath who took photos of almost every single 4473 I had. She spent 14 hours copying them and even the other agent was wanting to leave and go home to see his wife… his wife kept calling past 5 pm wondering when he was getting home. She acted in the most unprofessional and crazy possible dealing with me and my employees. Not sure when your last audit was, the old professional guys are disappearing and the young Obama hires are nightmares.

        1. Sorry to hear that! I must be very lucky. I have a young ATF agent who oversees my FFL and so far no problems whatsoever. The ATF is supposed to be there to assist you not make your life miserable!

    13. She is both stupid and evil–worse yet, dangerous as a rabid dog! These top elected liberals, socialists and communists in our government are really very very dangerous people–they need to go away.

      1. Have any of you ever heard of ADRENOCHROME ? There are many of these elite rich politicians around the world and in the USA who get regular infusions by PARABIOSIS. One company named AMBROSIA charges about $8,000 for a liter of blood. That is perfectly legal if it is donated blood and the donor was paid. But, millions of children go missing worldwide every year. They are tortured and sexually stimulated so that certain hormones are released into the blood, and then the blood is drained from them. Many of the elite who partake of this practice can eventually get Kuru Disease, whereby their brain and nervous system gets affected. They get all sorts of crazy ideas and delusions of grandeur. But they can get to be quite old before some symptoms set in. There are those who are investigating this phenomena that are convinced that many of the elite in politics, Hollywood, etc. are addicted to ADRENOCHROME.

    14. Everyone knows that Bill Clinton sold us out to China, Obama sold us out period. Hillary sold us out to Russia.
      Now Pelosi want to sell us out to the drug cartels, NO WALL..

      Disarm American Citizens, Take away hard earned money with taxes is the name of socialism, Allow thousand of illegal people into the country. The only saving grace at this point is that Hillary did not get elected to continue to destroy our military.
      Add it up! What direction does this “elite group” want to send the country? Don’t take a moron to figure that out. Problem is we have too many morons!

    15. Well, they got the easy part done…. the talking. All you got to do is come take the guns. Come and take it!
      – Texas –

    16. We need to show off our guns to Pelosi when we run her out of the country and shut the gate behind her!

      1. Don’t worry, Trump has a Military Tribunal all set up for her treasonous arse. The video and transcript will be coming out at a later date, when the public is able to “handle the truth”, as good old Jack would say. In the meantime, the act of normalcy will continue, and dopplegangers will be employed when necessary to prop up the scenes. However, I am worried about Trump and Barr, who have both uttered statements unfriendly to the 2A. He has not ruled out martial law, and seems to think that torture “does work”. I would advise that he stick to the US Constitution, and conservative American values.

    17. With all the problems facing America, crazy Pelosi only cares about disarming law abiding citizens. The gun banning cults put out “news articles” that say criminals go into gun shops and purchase. 200 or 309 guns at a time. Do they ever realize how much money that would be? And why are these power crazed politicians trying to regulate private property? Dp they really think this will stop crime, street gangs or drug dealers? Articles I’ve read say 70 to. 75000 people die from drugs every year. One million die from cancer, a million die from heart disease. So they want to ban guns? There are many important political world issues, fixing up America’s highways, inner cities , national parks. Finally, suppprt the NRA! Rember, gun control equals people control and you licked away in a gun control concentration camp!

      1. Pelosi, along with all politicians, including the traitorous GOP, plan to disarm citizens because it is their agenda – look at all the other regimes that have disarmed the citizens and you find socialism/communism. THAT is their agenda, pure and simple. It has NOTHING to do with preventing crimes. An armed citizenry will defend/prevent a free country. It is obvious after the last mid-term election the goals of the communist party, ie, democRATS = socialism, which is just one step away from communism.
        They do not care about any other issue – they seek power, absolute power in this country.

        1. I agree, and unfortunately the Pro-gun organizations/groups do not openly address this. Whether it is due to an attempt to prevent ailienation of the ‘average joe’ or because they don’t see that reality, it is not postulated in journalism that I am seeing.

          Ask yourself, why are they so interested in promoting control and restrictions on freedom, especially when there is substantial evidence that contradict’s their reasoning for these restrictions as a methodology for preventing violence and making everyone safe from harm.

      2. It is to establish a Database of Gun Owners so when time comes, yhey will come for your guns.

    18. IMOA Universal Background Checks are another knee-jerk gun control scheme to disarm law abiding citizens. Criminals aren’t going to do a UBC to get a firearm and the anti-gunners already know that. All the UBC will do is trap and then disarm law abiding citizens.

    19. This women is inherently evil. Whether by design or stupidity.
      Why the Dimwitokratz are making such a deal out of any gun issue is beyond reason. No one gives a crap about guns in general. 3% of the people polled see guns as an issue. All any of these proposals do is possibly make criminals of honest citizens. None stop a primal one bit.

      1. Wrong. The reason is perfectly obvious – an armed citizenry can prevent corrupt politicians/government from throwing us into slavery in the form of socialism/communism. This is their agenda pure and simple. Take away our guns so they can usher in totalitarianism.

        1. I ask why have we waited so long to remove the corrupt politicians ? How many will will participate in
          such a movement ? I have done an unscientific poll, I have got very very few positive answers, Most
          reply “I have a family to support, I can’t take the chance that something will happen to me” “My wife will not approve” ” It is not the right time ” I have come to the conclusion that most want the freedoms of America but very few are wiling to feed the tree of liberty.
          I am 71 a few of us will answer the call because we know freedom is NOT free. We want our Grandchildren to have a taste of it.
          It will not happen if the voters do not get off their asses and make some noise and vote for America
          not a political party or a person.

          1. @Daniel, The American Revolution was fought and won by 3% of the population. The rest of the population was “afraid something would happen to them”, or they were pussy whipped by their wives. Not much has changed since then.

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